The Inspector general of Police orders for the removal of all Roadblocks

todayOctober 11, 2022

The Inspector General of Police Martin Ochola has responded to President Yoweri Museveni’s condemnation of roadblocks delaying movement of goods by directing police commanders to ensure no checkpoints are amounted on any road across the country. Museveni’s concern over roadblocks frustrating faster movement of goods and causing unnecessary traffic congestion was revealed three days ago by the Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja. In response, Ochola has directed that all roadblocks should be removed and urged citizens to report any police officer who will be found manning any checkpoints so that commanders can take action.

Police introduced Fika Salama checkpoints during the times of General Kale Kayihura when road killing became rampant especially on Kampala-Masaka, Mityana-Kassanda-Mubende and Gulu highways. In the past three months, there have been criminal roadblocks mounted by armed men donning military and police uniforms and a number of people have been robbed. Ochola in his new orders has said highway patrollers that include motorized and foot personnel should be in charge. Police commanders have been directed to focus on dark spots to prevent crime.

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